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Hooked on social media

I’m on a roll with these posts. Hahaha.

Let’s talk social media. Being a stay-at-home mom, (yes, that’s my topic at the moment), really hit me and I needed to find something to help me feel like I was doing something with my life. I started searching things to do online and how to be able to possibly make extra income. I had started Instagram about almost 3 years ago. Where I decided I would post my baby boy.

We started doing brand reps for small Etsy shops and Instagram shops and I loved it. I got to receive some nice handmade clothes for him and I got to take pictures of him and it kept me occupied. It became a bit hectic at some point because I had taken on 4 shops at once and some were more demanding than others and I had to be on schedule with my postings.

I ended my terms and decided to slow down.

From there I found out that companies can actually send you products for free in exchange for your reviews. So, I had the opportuniy to apply to two amazing companies and a year later here I am still working with them and I have been able to receive products that as a stay-at-home mom would not have been able to afford.

I have now started a new venture and thats selling paper flowers/decor that I make. I have also decided after 3 years, to pursue the business side of essential oils and soon I will be sharing a new business that I will be starting.

Doing all this requires that I spend a decent amount of time on social media. I try to post regularly and share stories to engage people. I know many wonder why I do it. Others probably find it annoying. I have lost followers but it’s okay.

There are days that I get discouraged and I want to quit all of it. There are days that I feel so defeated. There are also days that I feel super motivated.

At the end of each day I remind myself why I do it.

I didn’t plan to be a stay at home mom but it happened and if sharing on social media, writing reviews, or joining MLMs will help me be a stay-at-home for more years to come then I’ll push myself daily. I may not be successful today but tomorrow is a fresh start. My children are my motivation and drive to overcome daily obstacles and to not let negative people bring me down.

My annoying stories, my annoying stories will help me provide for my family and that’s what I’ll continue to do.

Don’t let others discourage you. Not everyone is good at a 9 to 5 job. Not everyone is good at 12+ hour shifts, not everyone like MLM, not everyone likes social media and all of this is okay. YOU do YOU every day!! !

Thank you for reading 💙

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Why I became a stay-at-home mom..

Hello again,

I know I know I always have the same introduction, but really how does time just fly by.

It slips out of our hands and next thing you know it’s been days, weeks, months, years.

Anyways, you know before having kids I always wondered how someone became a stay-at-home mom. I never really pictures myself staying home and taking care of my kids. I’ve always been the type to get up and go and just do things. Life just seemed so full of things to do how could I possibly stay home ALL the time.

Well here I am, almost 2 years of being home with my boys. It is so hard and I truly don’t even know how I did it when I was a working mom. I feel like I’m always busy, there is never a break.

When my first baby was born, I went straight to work without issues. I managed to exclusively pump for 9 months and not only that but I was a full time student and working full time. I have no idea how I managed to do that but I did it for an entire year. One day I just started to feel more anxious and that anxiety grew each day. I would be okay and bring myself to feel okay for a bit but then the next day the feeling would come back. I thought I just need a change. So, I changed jobs and started fresh. I was excited, nervous but excited for the change. I did fine the first few days then the anxiety started to pick up. Except, this time I would get to work and I would go to the restroom and cry. I didn’t understand the feeling and to be honest I felt so dumb.

What was happening to me. I opened up to my husband after about 2 weeks of this happening to me. I didn’t know how to explain to someone what I was feeling inside. I was happy for my new opportunity and to be able to learn something new but at the same time I felt like I was missing something, I was sad about something that I couldn’t quite put my finger on.

And, just like that I quit my job.

Almost 2 years now and I still think about what happened. I think I had post partum depression but at the moment I tried so hard to hide that from myself because the thought of having PPD made me feel weak.

I love being a stay-at-home mom but let me tell you, it’s the hardest job ever. I am glad I made a decision for myself but I wish I would have spoken out about what I was feeling, about what I was thinking. If I would have spoken out I would have been able to get the help I needed.

I don’t know much about PPD but I do know that it doesn’t just happen when you first give birth. It can happen any time, during pregnancy or a year after giving birth.

Speak out for yourself. Don’t be ashamed of what you are feeling.

I knew what to expect with my second baby and staying busy has really helped me control my feelings and feel better about myself.

Until next post. ❤

Thank you for reading.